Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.

While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.


Colourful Nuuk App

When you arrive in Nuuk you might be a bit overwhelmed about where everything is and how you get there and the lack of internet does not make it easier. But fear not, with the Colourful Nuuk app you have an always updated city map and weather chart on your phone! Also you can find loads of other information like the digital Art Walk that will give you a guided tour around the city to see all the public jewels of art. The app also contains contact information on businesses, emergency numbers, events, travel stories and much more. 

Download the app for IOS and Android.


Combine destinations

As cool as we think Nuuk is, we also know that you might want to combine the city with other destinations in Greenland. If this interests you, you can find lots of inspiration at the official Visit Greenland website: visitgreenland.com 

Here you can also find lots of advice on travelling to Greenland like - what to pack, weather, tips & tricks.

Colourful Nuuk

Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?

Well, stop wondering and  watch the video by The Copenhagen Traveler. It will take you on a small journey displaying how Nuuk is a city of contrasts - a city where traditions meet the modern, nature meets urban and legends intertwine with everyday life. 


@colourful_nuuk Instagram

  • Inuk Hostels
    Inuk Hostels
    It’s the season again - come cozy up with us, enjoy a hut cup of cocoa and some dazzling northern lights, all ready for you in Nuuk! #Repost @inukhostels with @get_repost ・・・ 📸 @nunafoto 👈 “ #Aurora dancing over @inukhostels 🇬🇱 where you can spend the night in quiet surroundings but still close to ...
  • Akureyri
    Meet Salik and Stine at our booth at Vestnorden Travelmart and learn, what you should do when visiting Nuuk! #vntm #vntm2018 #akureyri #colourfulnuuk #visitgreenland #kalaallitnunaat
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Did you know that art like this statue - Amisut, which means a group of seals - is available as a self-guiding art walk? You can find it as podcast in the Colourful Nuuk app or at the @nuukartmuseum in paper format. Happy art-hunting! Fantastic photo by @misviajesporahi #MVPgreenland #Groenlandia ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Enjoying the last rays of sunlight with a view like this - who wants to join in? You can find this at several of the accommodation options and AirBnBs in Nuuk - just because you almost can’t live anywhere in the city without water in sight! Check out more at colourfulnuuk.com . Thank you for sharing ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    The dancing magic of northern lights are back. Tag a friend you want to see with with! Fantastic shot by @malikbrons #northernlights #northernlight #aurora #borealis #auroraborealis #auroraborealblog #landscape #landscaping #longexposure #lonelyplanet #ilovegreenland #visitgreenland #colourfulnuuk ...
  • The hunting season for reindeer is going strong until the beginning of October. In Greenland, we hunt for food. The reindeer has lived free all it’s life, we carry the animal out on our backs for miles, pay respect and only shot what we need. Read more about hunting in Nuuk at colourfulnuuk.com  ...
  • Summer in Nuuk over the iconic, must-see Mosquito Valley. Check out colourfulnuuk.com to learn more about what to do during September! Thank you @vhdesign_vagnhansen for the wonderful picture! #landscapephotography #landscapelover #landscape_captures #landscapes #landscape_photography #pixel_ig ...
  • Nuuk Kunstmuseum // Nuuk Art Museum
    Nuuk Kunstmuseum // Nuuk Art Museum
    Nuuk Kunstmuseum // Nuuk Art Museum was visited today by Leif Saandvig Immanuelsen and Hans Ole Storch, whom are making a documentary about the Inuit drum dance. This in the setting of the abstract art of Frederik Kristensen Kunngi. #colourfulnuuk #stayandwander #greenlandpioneer ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Did you know that eagle in Greenlandic is called Nattoralik? And there is quite a few of them nesting in and around Nuuk. So look up and keep your eyes open for the hovering giants! Thank you for sharing @emilstach #colourfulnuuk #stayandwander #greenlandpioneer #beautifuldestinations ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Looks like fun right? Located a short hike from Nuuk, is Lake Qallussuaq. It freezes over in winter allowing for people to enjoy all forms of winter sports - even parasledding! Photo by @abroadingreenland through @ilovegreenland #colourfulnuuk #greenlandpioneer #visitgreenland #ilovegreenland ...
  • Sunset views over the North Land across the fjord from Nuuk. Why not get closer by booking a twilight flight seeing tour with @air_greenland_official or @airzafari_greenland? Photo by @abroadingreenland #grønland #colourfulnuuk #ilovegreenland #ilovenature #greenlandpioneer #greenlandphoto ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Did you know that the fjord around Nuuk is the home of one active settlement - Kapisillit - and three closed settlements Qoornoq, Qooqqut and Kangeq? And did you know that you can visit all of them by boat? They are scenically hidden in the crevices of the fjord surrounded by roughed mountains. . ...
  • The Ultimative Hiking Guide to Greenland by Visit Greenland is here - and you do not want to miss it! It has collected every tip, trick and good advice for you to make hiking in Greenland the best hike of you life. Enjoy! http://bit.ly/2rvk0iJ #hiking #greenland #greenlandpioneer #colourfulnuuk ...

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